By now, we have all heard about the fiasco the night before the start of Spring Training for Detroit Tigers first baseman, Miguel Cabrera. He was arrested in the early morning on suspicion of DUI and resisting arrest without violence. It seemed to be an open and shut case. But according to a law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, Miguel may have a good chance to fight it!
The Detroit News talked to Larry Dubin, a law professor at UDM, and he said that Miguel may have a good chance at fighting the charges that he faces. The video of the arrest makes a compelling argument. Larry says:
“Whenever a defense lawyer can show the lack of professionalism on the part of police officers, jurors will often be more concerned about the credibility of those officers’ observations,”
“Statements made by a police officer in a joking manner about a person under arrest who is a celebrity, and bragging about other celebrities who have been arrested by that officer, seem to lack the kind of professionalism that could cause a jury to question the credibility of the officers’ observations.”
At this point, I am so confused on what should be done. At one hand, he did act like an idiot, but to more information, the report is just on what the officers “witnessed.” There is no dashboard video of what happened before he was in the squad car. What do you think should happen?
Read more about what they said at DetNews.com